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[Verse 1] My darling I am dreaming, of the days gone by, When you and I were sweethearts, beneath the summer sky; Your hair has turned to silver, the gold has faded too; But still I will remember, where I first met you.
[Chorus] Down by the old mill stream, where I first met you, With your eyes of blue, dressed in gingham too, It was there I knew, that you loved me true, You were sixteen, my village queen, by the old mill stream
[Verse 2] The old millwheel is silent, and has fallen down, The old oak tree has withered, and lies there on the ground; While you and I are sweethearts, the same as days of yore; Although we've been together, forty years and more.
Taylor, Tell, "Down by the Old Mill Stream" (1910). - Historic Sheet Music Collection.1357.